A Million Love Songs Later A/N: Oh God my head is killing me. We had a party on Saturday and it's Sunday so my head is just BOOM! But I'm still gonna write this, Since I've got nothing better to do. Okay so here it is chapter 3 and this one is gonna give آپ guys some answers, And Since I've written the last two mostly from Blair's point of view, I thought I would do this one from both of them, Blair and Chuck. I hope آپ all like it, Let me know what آپ thought. Thank آپ xoxo Chapter 3: Standing Strong
It had been three days. It was now Tuesday. 2nd of October. The sun was rising over New York City. It was a new dawn and a new day. Little did Chuck know eight months from this دن would be the worst دن of his life.
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Chuck was still asleep when the light of the sun shun through his window and onto his face. He arm covered his eyes. He shoved over to the shaded side of the بستر but to his dismay he found himself buried in mountains of business documents he had been reading through the گزشتہ night.
When he saw all the documents he thought, Why the hell did he take on the business? The sun was moving again and he remembered why.
She was the one who had told him to take the business on, Make his father proud.
Be the new Bart Bass. Not that, that was a good thing. He didn't want to be anything like his father. He would want to be business man he was but the personal side to Bart Bass,
Chuck did not want to inherit that.
He turned the clock on the night stand to check the time.
It was seven am.
He was due in the office at nine.
He'd been working so hard for the last five years he was sick of it.
He just seemed to be doing the same thing دن in, دن out. Wake up. Go into the office. Do some deals. Sign some documents. Have a massively boring lunch with a business 'friend'. Afternoon مزید of the same. Then at night go back to an empty penthouse apartment. Drink some whisky. Fall asleep, And the process was repeated the اگلے day.
He never thought in a million years Chuck باس, گھنگھور would have no social life. He didn't seem to ever get out anymore-
یا was that a bad thing?
Maybe he shouldn't, If he started going out and parting again things would be like before, And there was no way Chuck was going to let things get that bad again.
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Seven am. Blair couldn't lie in that بستر any longer. She'd had an awful night tossing and turning. Not getting any sleep. But she couldn't put her finger on what the problem was. Nothing odd had happened the گزشتہ day, Except for bumping into Chuck Bass.
But that was no big deal. Right?
But of course it was.
This was Chuck Bass,
She hadn't seen him for five years and suddenly there he was large as life back in her life. She had found it so hard to let go of him the first time, But now he was back, یا rather she was back. Of course it wasn't her choice to come back to the city, It was his. To do with work, And if it was for work then they had to take it. Times were tough and he'd suffered recently not getting any work but now he'd got this big job and he was going to see it through,
And being Blair she stood سے طرف کی her man and supported him one hundred percent, And so far things were going fine. Today was his first دن on the job.
So Blair would have to find something to amuse herself with.
She stepped out of bed. The room was filled with packed boxes from their old home. If she was doing nothing all دن she could unpack and get the apartment looking homely.
Why should she, She could call Eleanor and get her to bring Dorota over to do that. That was one luxury Blair had missed when she was away.
Having Dorota around. Doing everything for her.
Losing Dorota was like losing an arm for Blair. But it did do her good being without her. She could learn how to do things on her own for once, And it did do her good. But like the saying goes Blair thought why keep a dog and bark yourself.
She was a spoilt brat.
So what could she do today.
Maybe she could take Chuck up on his offer, They could catch up. But then it occurred to her, She'd have to explain about the wedding, And she knew without even thinking Chuck wouldn't be happy. He would pretend he was, But she could tell he wouldn't really be happy for her,
Like he had told her that last summer they had spent together in Vermont, Well Chuck and Blair and the others.
She could remember it like it was yesterday, It was the last summer they were all together.
Just as she was about to recall that conversation,
He had awoken.
She turned to gaze back at him. She smiled.
He sat up in bed, Just rubbing his eyes and moving the strand of hair from his eyes and he smiled back at her.
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It was eight am. The office was empty when Chuck arrived. That was quick he thought when he got in. He must of got up and dressed in less than twenty minutes. He wasn't really concentrating, He noticed this when he caught a glimpse of himself in the reflection of the coffee machine.
Dark blue suit. Green tie.
What was he thinking of?
Then he remembered.
She had been on his mind ever since he saw her the گزشتہ day. She was مزید beautiful than ever. She hadn't changed one bit. Her hair was still that lovely shade of brown, Still long and wavy. Her eyes were so bright and smiley. She was the same as she had ever been.
All this time he had spent thinking about Blair another half گھنٹہ had been and gone. He thought he better go into his office before the workers came in.
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Five minutes. Five منٹ he was out the door and Blair was bored. It didn't take much. Well first she should get dressed.
She walked over to the mountain of cardboard boxes labelled;
She ripped off the tape on the box and gazed inside and picked up a pair of off-yellow heels.
“Hmm, Jimmy Choo today I think”
Of course. Who else?
Now just for the rest of her outfit.
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Great, Blair thought. Looking gorgeous and it only took two hours. Now what to do with the rest of her day.
Just as this thought came to mind her phone rang. She quickly picked it up. It was an unknown caller. She had a dazed look on her face but still answered.
As soon as the voice on the other end of the phone spoke, Blair knew who it was.
“Blair? Hey, It's Serena”
“Serena! Oh my God Hi, How are you? I heard آپ were coming back to the city?”
“Yeah, I am, In a couple of weeks. I just thoughts I'd call to tell you. Chuck told me آپ were back.”
Blair seemed shocked. She had no idea Chuck and Serena were still in contact.
Even though Serena was on the other side of the world she detected something in how Blair responded, It bothered her.
“Yes, So when I get back آپ wanna hang out?”
Blair was relived, Hanging out. That would be great, Blair didn't do a lot of that these days. She didn't seem to have one friend too hang out with. But now Serena was back.
“That would be great Serena, I've really missed us”
“Oh me too Blair”
Even though Blair couldn't see Serena she could visualize that quirky smile that was always lighting up the room.
Blair could not wait for Serena to come back. It was about time she had a friend again.
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One pm. Lunch. Another سینڈوچ from the canteen for Chuck. He lay back in his chair still with a pile of documents on his desk. He felt so sick of this. The mood in the office was miserable but things all changed when she entered.
“Blair? What are آپ doing here?”
He stood up when she entered his office.
“I just came to catch up, Like آپ said”
مزید like any excuse.
“Oh, Blair listen I'd love to but I've just go too much work on”
“Oh...Okay...I'll call اگلے time”
Such disappointment, But she didn't let it show.
“Listen, It's not that I don't want to, I just really have too much work. آپ caught me on a bad day” Everyday was a bad دن with Chuck Bass.
“It's okay, I was going to go shopping anyway so...”
“Right, Sorry...I'll call اگلے time, Sorry”
He got straight back to work before she had even left. She turned and walked out of his office, But before she had left all together he shouted her back,
It was a moment of weakness, He just wanted to look at her, like he used too, She stared at him and smiled. She was so proud of him. She never thought he would keep his promise, But he did. So why did she feel so awful?
She knew why. It was because... All the things that Chuck had done over the past five years, She knew was for her, He had kept his promise but she could not keep hers.
That was it. She left. He got back to work.
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It was six pm. It was still light, But starting to get dark. Blair had arrived back from her shopping trip. It was time to kick back and relax with a nice cup of coffee and wait for handsome to return ہوم from work.
She had made herself a coffee...Finally. She could swear that machine would be the death of her, How do آپ use the effin thing? But she finally figured it out and poured herself a کیپچنو, کیپیوچینو and went to sit on the window shelf.
She sat there for an گھنٹہ not thinking about anything in particular. Just gazing down at the city, At all the people walking past the apartment building, She had missed so much since she had been away. Dan was married. Serena was jet-setting all over the world, But she had no idea what Chuck had been up to, And she was curious, Had he had a girlfriend یا was the business to busy for any of that kind of thing? She and Chuck would have to get together soon, But not in that way she reassured herself.
Suddenly the door opened filled with excitement he entered and ran over to Blair.
“Sweetie, Look what I had made”
He handed her a yellow piece of card. Instantly she smiled.
“Oh wow. آپ had this made for me,?”
He nodded as if to say 'he would do anything for her'
He joined her on the بستر and held her hand.
“Can't آپ wait?”
She turned and smiled at him.
“No, I can't wait to marry you”
She quickly kissed him and gazed down at the card. It would be a magical day. But a lot can happen in eight months.
TO BE CONTINUED... A/N: Ah, Okay so that's it. I know I bet some of آپ saw that coming, I tried to put آپ off it, But...Oh well it's out now, So in case آپ want some جوابات about what I mentioned in this chapter, Soon you'll be finding out what happened 5 years ago, Serena will be back and what happened that last summer they all spent in Vermont and I promise it's good, My friend read it and she was like Wow! But maybe she was just being nice. =]. Anyway I hope آپ all liked it. Please leave me your comments, I really appreciate it, Thank you. xoxo